jessepinkmanisdreamy asked:
Hey, Arabelle. I wanted to talk with you about something because I know you're a feminist and a make up artist. I've always rejected the idea of wearing make-up because I wanted to be as natural as possible (in this behaviour my father had a great influence). So I've been carrying a washed face almost all the time. Now I'm 25 and see some signs of aging in my face. I'd like to wear make up, but I feel like cheating or lying to others. Has something like this happened to you?. Thanks and kisses!


Nope. I have never approached makeup from the standpoint that natural is inherently more beautiful or authentic. I am staunchly #teamfake. I don’t care for the whole “beauty is an industry directed purely for the male gaze / fight the system by not wearing anything at all” boat. Nope. You can be a horrible and ugly person inside and be “beautiful just the way you are”, you can be a very untrustworthy person and be all about “au naturale”. I also think the idea of upholding naturalism as this great ethos doesn’t give space for trans people who use makeup to help them express their gender. makeup gives a lot of people agency, makeup totally helps people express their truth. a person using it to become themselves is not lying. your identity, it is an event. you become through intention and choices. starting from zero doesn’t mean you are point zero — you are more than your naked body. it is not a lie to manipulate your body through mediums in which you feel like you are becoming yourself. the whole natural/feminine association is meant to make women seem literally, actually, historically crazy. beauty has always been seen as unreasonable. this is misogynist. i do not stand for it. in reality, i really don’t give a fuck if i’m presenting “false advertising” to someone through makeup. i am constantly misread all the time anyway, as straight, as cis, as femme, as 100% white gurl. it is totally not my priority to play into people’s basic assumptions of me by not using makeup at all. it would just make people misread me at a starting point that i don’t feel i really am anymore. i use makeup to deal and negotiate myself into an identity i can survive and thrive in and this is not lying. i might be queering aesthetics, which i guess is cheating the system of tools in which i use — and so the fuck what if i am. not using beauty products doesn’t make someone inherently more morally sound than me. it just makes them poorly moisturized. 

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In 2006 AOL search logs got leaked and it was the funniest day in the history of the internet








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"Rin taking Haruka to Australia was Director Utsumi’s idea, and even now, I still remember the moment she told us about it. We had these organizational camps where we’d do nothing but discuss the story’s composition the whole time, and it was there that we’d flesh out the general idea of how the story would go. When we’d gotten most everything hashed out, we were still faced with the issue of how Haruka’s feelings would change—it was really difficult deciding what sort of big dramatic event we could bring into his situation, and a lot of ideas were tossed around. But then, in the middle of all of that, Director Utsumi just dropped the bomb: “Why not have him go to Australia?” (haha) And at first, I thought, “That’s totally impossible!” but then I realized that the impossibility of the situation actually made it pretty possible—and that was the moment where I finally saw everything from the beginning of ES’s story to its conclusion. [aside to Hatta] Do you remember that? When I said, “Wait, I feel like I’ve just seen it—I’d like to think about this on my own for a bit, so please leave me alone.”"

Yokotani Masahiro, Spoon 2di (via fencer-x)

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Manila (AFP) - Philippine officials said Saturday they had set a new world record for the most trees planted in an hour, with 3.2 million seedlings sown as part of a national forestation programme.

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Husain Abdullah received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for praying on Monday. [Yahoo]

This is probably going to be a big deal tomorrow. The NFL can’t do anything right this year.

it is a big deal, how many times has tebow kneeled down? Has he ever been penalized? No. Bullshit. Then they have the audacity to be calling it excessive celebration, screw the NFL. Let a white Christian male kneel down and protect his ass, create a movement and call it tebowing, but once a Black Muslim Male does it, it’s flagged. IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL IT’S NO LONGER INVOLVING A WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE BUT RATHER A BLACK MUSLIM. LOAD OF B.S.

I wanna set Goodell on fire

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R.I.P. the actual meaning of the word “aesthetics” 

the way this website uses “aesthetics” is 100% in line with the dictionary definition, what’s the weather like up there on your high horse

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sometimes i laugh at rin’s ‘what’s the matter isn’t there anyone here who can beat me?!’ spill because while everyone’s all fatigue i imagine sousuke thinking ‘me. i can. if my shoulder wasn’t screwed to hell. i’d show you a sight you’ve seen many times. my backside as i touch the wall before you’.

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It’s coming to an end. And I do not want.

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